Oh my goodness, hi friend! I’m Jessica Fairchild Wittmayer, but you can call me Jess.
Where did you grow up? I was born and raised in beautiful Santa Barbara, and will forever love the coastal breeze and rooftop views of the city. Though I love my little slice of California paradise, I’ve never been able to resist my love for travel! Since I could remember, I have been traveling the world and falling in love with it's beauty and abounding culture. Of all the things I've seen and the places I've been, I am so thankful to call New York City and Santa Barbara -- two stark, yet irresistible comparisons -- my home.
What is your influence and Why photography? A love for art, wanderlust, natural light, and storytelling led to my love for wedding photography. I started photographing weddings at age 18 and fell in love with capturing love stories! Through studying art in NYC and communication at Westmont College, a decade later my heart for photographing weddings has only grown more each day. When James magically kissed me and changed my whole life as we fell for each other, I began to see weddings different because I knew what is was like to be loved. Every time I photograph a wedding I fall more in love because I treasure those special moments between our couples, and photographing that same type of love we share makes my heart oh so full!
What makes you weak in the knees?love and fashion. When my husband pulls me close, looks deep into my eyes and kisses me like he means it. I am a sucker for all things romance. Love notes, surprise date nights, fresh flowers, dressing up for each other, and constant pursuit makes me go wild! When James and I meet a couple who are best friends and madly in love with each other we are completely smitten! And Oh, Fashion. Christian Louboutins, Italian suits, and European dresses are amongst the many things I love.
What’s your favorite thing about working with James? How can I pick just one? I absolutely love the little glances he gives me during the wedding day, and the way he shows his love without saying a word. In the moments of stress he wraps his arms around my waist and kisses me on the cheek and immediately everything is better. Or at home when I am overwhelmed he will leave love notes under my mousepad, or start playing Frank Sinatra on the Gramophone and pull me away from my computer and start to dance with me, and we will dance until there are happy tears rolling down my cheeks.
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